Certified Addiction Counselor Course Information
Thank you for your interest in meeting the education requirements to become a Certified Addiction Counselor. You have made a decision to pursue one of the highest designations in the addictions field. With this designation, your prospects of finding the right job in the addictions field will increase dramatically. With the training you receive at The Academy for Addiction Professionals, you’ll be well prepared for the Florida Certification Board’s exam. Below, you’ll find more information on the educational requirements to become a CAC.
Certified Addiction Counselor standards for certification
|Degree:||High School Diploma/GED, Associate/Vocational Degree, or higher|
|High School Diploma / GED:
Non-related Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 5,000 hours
Related BAchelor’s Degree: 4,000 hours
Related Master’s Degree or higher: 2,000 hours
|Supervision:||300 hours of direct supervision. A minimum of 10 hours must be documented in each of the professional practice dimensions.|
|Training:||270 hours of training. At least 130 hours must be allocated, as specified, among each of the professional practice dimensions:
At least 120 hours must be allocated, as specified, in the following transdisciplinary foundations:
*At least 6 hours must be allocated in the following topic areas:
|Criminal Background:||Must have a clean criminal history for a minimum of 3 years prior to application for certification, including release from all sanctions.|
|Recommendations:||3 professional letters of recommendation for certification.|
|Code of Ethics:||Applicants must attest that they are bound by and will follow the FCB Code of Ethics in their professional practice.|
|Written Test:||Must earn a passing score on the Florida Specific Exam**If reciprocity is desired, must earn passing score on the International Exam**To see the exam requirements, click the following link: addiction exam.
|Renewal:||20 CEUs each year on June 30th|
If you’re looking for another course, you may also click one of the links below to see information on that particular course:
- CAP: Certified Addiction Professional
- CBHT: Certified Behavioral Health Technician
- Continuing Education in Addiction
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